This is Ohio
This is Ohio

The “Buckeye State” was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803 as the 17th state. Indiana borders it on the west, Michigan and Canada on the north, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on the east and Kentucky and West Virginia on the south.
Ohio ranks 34th in land area of the 50 states, with 44,825 square miles. A 2010 demographic profile by the U.S. Census Bureau placed its population at 11,536,504, making it the seventh most populous state in the country. Ohio’s central location puts it within a 600-mile radius of 60 percent of the U.S. population, and 50 percent of Canada’s population.

A temperate climate and adequate rainfall are suitable for growing a wide range of agricultural products. Lake Erie, the Ohio River, and numerous other inland lakes and rivers provide an abundant water supply.

The Industrial Revolution played a major role in Ohio’s development. Manufacturing is the largest of Ohio’s major economic sectors based on gross domestic product. Ohio’s educational institutions and private research facilities have core strengths in advanced manufacturing, biosciences, instruments and controls, power and propulsion, and information technology. In recent years, Ohio’s economy has become more service oriented (the service sector is expected to account for virtually all job growth between 2012 and 2022, according to the Ohio Bureau of Labor Market Information). The state also plays a major role in emerging technologies.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau count, Ohio’s largest cities are Columbus (850,106), Cleveland (388,072), Cincinnati (296,943), and Toledo (279,789). Of these, only Columbus showed growth in the period 2002-2010.
Know Your Government
This is Ohio
Read the following document.
Democracy in Action
Identify a problem in the United States or Ohio and then three possible solutions
Famous Americans on the Civics Test
Twelve Americans are highlighted on the civics test for naturalization. To introduce their roles and historical contributions, display these 8.5” x 11” portraits in your classroom. Try the following strategies to help your students understand how these Americans influenced the course of our history as well as our lives today. Use the corresponding flash cards for games and activities to reinforce content from your lesson.
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